Courses Details

EPID592: Introduction to Spatial Epidemiology and GIS for Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Both Online MPH and Online MS
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) term for online MPH students; Fall term(s) term for online MS students.
  • 4 Credit Hour(s) for online MPH students for residential students; 4 Credit Hour(s) for online MS students
  • Instructor(s): Zelner, Jonathan (Online MPH); Zelner, Jonathan (Online MS);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: In this class, students will be exposed to the conceptual foundations of spatial analysis in public health and will develop familiarity with spatial data manipulation and visualization using GIS software.’
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Develop familiarity with the historical and conceptual foundations of modern spatial epidemiology. 2. Learn about the different types of spatial data used in epidemiology and public health. 3. Obtain, load, and visualize spatial datasets using ArcGIS Online.
Concentration Competencies that EPID592 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
Population and Health Sciences MPH Compare population health indicators across subpopulations, time, and data sources PUBHLTH515, BIOSTAT592, EPID590, EPID592, EPID643, BIOSTAT595, BIOSTAT501